SHILLONG: The Meghalaya government on Monday announced to reopen its doors for tourists after almost ten months of restriction on entry amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The tourism department has issued Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for all tourists visiting the state.
Informing this Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma informed, “#Meghalaya reopens for #Tourism today & our tourists have already checked in at the Centre.”
The CM further informed that the Umling Facilitation Centre at Ri Bhoi District was inaugurated today by Deputy CM, Prestone Tynsong.
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According to the SOPs released, all tourists who wish to visit the State of Meghalaya will need to mandatorily register on ‘The Meghalaya Tourism App’ and generate an E-Invite for the proposed itinerary.
The Meghalaya Tourism App is available on both the Google Play Store and the Apple Store
The E-Invite can also be generated on the website of Meghalaya Tourism at https://www.meghalayatourism.in/
A valid Photo ID card needs to be uploaded on the Meghalaya Tourism App including that of other members who are traveling in the group. Members travelling together can register and generate one E-Invite.
It is mandatory to book at least two nights stay (Either Hotel/Homestay/Guest House) for the first two nights and declaration of the complete itinerary for the E-Invite to be generated.
The services of Registered Tour Operators listed on the Meghalaya Tourism website at the link https://www.meghalayatourism.in/plan-your-trip/tour-operators/ and on the Meghalaya Tourism App, can also be used to obtain an E-Invite.
The E-Invite with the QR Code will have to be produced to the officials at the Entry Points to the State by each tourist along with the Valid Photo IDs.
The process of entry is contactless whereby the tourist can display the E-Invite with QR Code on the mobile phone or a print out of the E-Invite with QR Code.
It is mandatory for tourists to come with a COVID Negative RT-PCR/TruNat/CBNAAT report which will be valid only if they were tested within 72 hours of their arrival at the entry point.
The RAT Negative Test is not valid for tourists who are entering the state.
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